Thank you all for a great start to the school-year! Only three days in, we seem to have had a very smooth opening (knock on wood), even with a solar eclipse thrown into day one. We are looking forward to welcoming in our early childhood students tomorrow.
As was started last year, there will continue to be school correspondence every Wednesday evening, rotating between your child’s teacher and me. Principal updates will focus around school-wide policies and events, and can always be found at http://www.ludlowtaylor.org/principal-update; they will also be emailed out from the teachers. Teacher updates will be more closely tied to the day-to-day curriculum and content and sent via a grade-level chosen platform. These updates will be our primary sources of information, so please make sure that your teacher has the most updated family contact information.
August 24 and 25: During the first two days of school, we ask that parents bring students directly to their classrooms to familiarize themselves with the room and teacher between 8:15 am–8:45 am. On August 24 at 9:15 am, Principal Smith will call all parents to the cafeteria for a brief introduction and question session—please join!
Beginning Monday, August 28th: For students arriving between 8:15 am–8:40 am, parents and students will drop backpacks in the classroom and sign students in. When the weather is nice, all students will be directed outside to play before the school day starts. When there is inclement weather, students will remain in the classrooms (no dance room this year)
(Positive) Playground News:
The playground is open and our students are loving it! I know last year was frustrating as we waited for construction to begin, but our outdoor area has definitely been worth the wait. For the safety of our students, the playground is closed to the public while students are at school (8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.), however, the playground will be open from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. during the week and all weekend. I am waiting for a little further guidance from DC on this, but these are the hours until further notice.
- Sept. 4 - Labor Day – No School
- Sept. 6 - (ECE – K) Back to School Night
- Sept. 7 - (1-5) Back to School Night
- Sept. 22 – Professional Development Day – No School for Students
- Oct. 9 – Columbus Day – No School
- Oct 13 – Hispanic Heritage Celebration
- October 31 - Costume Parade
- November 17 – LT Thanksgiving
Please reach out with any questions and/or feedback.